Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle: Filtered.
"Bottled with approximately 1/3rd less Carbon Dioxide than most beers. This results in a fresher more natural tasting beer. Combines Hallertau Hersbrücker with Challenger. Late hopped with Styrian Goldings, which gives a sharpness like the twist of a lemon."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1509) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2006
Small bitterness in the flowery aroma. Very clear, orange colour. Thick foam. Complex bitterness which exaggerates itself in the finish. Flowers, nuts and grass. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Bottled. Unclear. Golden coloured. Off white head. Aroma is grassy and light herbal. Some fruitsweetness and caramel notes balances the hops. Flavour is mildly floral and herbal. Some citric caramelnotes. Medium bodied. Medium bitter dry end. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
500mL bottle. Pours a clear, golden-yellow appearance; white head with good retention and lacing. Light, bittery lemon hop aroma. Crisp carbonation, slightly acidic, plenty of fresh, citrusy hop taste in the palate; medium mouthfeel, dominated by the bitterness; minerals and a touch of cotton candy; bitter and slightly dry on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Aroma:mixe of lime and caramel ... Appearance:pours cooper,good creamy white head... Flavor:good lime-grapefruit hops,light malt flavor...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours light copper with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lime and light caramel. Good balanced body, with a medium bitterness... Citrus hops combining with a simple light toasty sweet malt. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
Huge offwhite creamy head shrinks quickly towards a copper body. Complex, harmonic aroma of floral hops, honey, rubber, and wet paper. It’s good, but there is some not so good mixed in. Taste is deep, flowery honey, with smoky, citric notes, and touches of paper. Aftertaste is dry papery malts. Slightly lacking in body. Not at all bad. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle, in honor of that Scotish Socialist, reid. Long live Socialism, that most successful of the various forms of government. Pours a nice witish yellow-orange with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is straight-up lemon with hints of rose. Flavor is a floral lemon flavor with bits of thistle, or at least a flavor that reminds me of what a thistle would taste like if I had ever tasted one. Mouthfeel is full. Nice beer; a definite repeat as well as a mouth-puckerer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
Looks decievingly like a standard lager, then it reaches out and gives a real punch. Hops, hops, hops, grassy, flowery and bitter (and twisted). Try it if you can find it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 4, 2006
500ml bottle, courtesy of my wife. Clear light gold with a dense white head - a pretty pour. Nose is a bit grassy, a bit grainy, with a mild citrus hop presence. Light palate, flavor is pleasantly hoppy citrus (lemon?), some grass/grain. Finish is similar to the flavor, with the bitter hop flavor in the fore. A syep up from a lawnmower beer - maybe a grill operator beer?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
De couleur blonde. Très claire et peu effervesente. Un léger collet colle au verre tout au long de la dégustation. Arome de houblon épicé et de malt léger avec une touche saline. Gout léger de malt et de houblon terreux et épicé. Bonne amertume, mais n’est pas assez forte pour bien balancer le côté sucré de cette bière. C’est une bonne bière mais elle est bein meilleur en cask.

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